Retirement & Anniversary Awards event June 5

June is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of students, but it is also time to honor those who give of themselves day in and day out to help them achieve those successes.

The 2015 Retirement & Anniversary Awards celebration is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, June 5, in the PUB Main Dining Room. The annual event is an opportunity to acknowledge and honor co-workers for their commitment to students and the mission and vision of Shoreline Community College.

To recognize the contributions of all employees in a more inclusive way, some adjustments are being made to the categories of employees who are eligible for awards and the methods of calculating length of service.

“We really just wanted to acknowledge that every employee makes a contribution to this college and can have a positive impact on students,” President Cheryl Roberts said. To that end, part-time faculty and staff members as well as hourly employees will be recognized for their service. Also, length of service will now be calculated based on the number of years since employees first began working at the college, regardless of whether the person is working full- or part-time.

According to Director of Personnel Veronica Zura, the impact of the adjustments – beyond including and acknowledging the contribution of more people – will be minimal. The anniversary awards are provided in five-year increments and this year, will include a 45 year anniversary award for the first time ever.

This year, there will be an amazing 95 Anniversary Awards passed out at the luncheon, with recipients in all employee groups. The number of awards will include:

  • 5 Years – 30
  • 10 Years – 22
  • 15 Years – 23
  • 20 Years – 9
  • 25 Years – 5
  • 30 Years – 3
  • 35 Years – 2
  • 40 Years – 0
  • 45 Years – 1

There are also 11 people who have or will retire this year.

Call for Assistance at Commencement Ceremony, June 7

The Commencement Committee is looking for ushers for the 2015 Commencement Ceremony on Sun., June 7, 2015. We hope that you will consider participating in this event that is so important to our students and their families.

Hours of work around and during the ceremony on Sun., June 7, would be 12:30-4:00 p.m. There will also be a short informational meeting in the Gym lobby on Fri., June 5 at 1:30 p.m. (at the start time of commencement rehearsal).

Classified Staff will be compensated for their time (3.5 hours worked on Sunday) and may choose flex time (adjust their schedule the week after commencement), receive comp time, or paid overtime with the prior approval of their supervisor. Please note that comp time must be used by June 30, 2015; if not, you will be paid for the time.

Please reply to Nancy Marshall by email at by 4:30 p.m. on Fri., May 29 if you are interested in assisting with the commencement ceremony on June 7. Thank you.

One last hurdle? Construction coming to 160th St.

Originally posted on Shoreline Today:

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Getting to Shoreline Community College could take just a wee bit longer over the next few weeks.

A State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) spokesman says there will be “a small construction project” on N. 160th from Dayton Ave. to Aurora Ave. (see map) that will begin May 26 and is anticipated to run through mid-June.

Finals, by the way, start on June 10 and run through June 12.

According to WSDOT, there will be single-lane closures in both directions during day-time hours that may cause delays.  The westbound right lane will also be closed overnight for a single night at some point during the project.  Most of the work for the project will be in the westbound lane, which leads to the college.

Finals or not, this might not be the time to cut it close on the commute time.

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Gail Dalton Earns Quality Matters Certification!

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Please join us in congratulating Gail Dalton for earning Quality Matters Certification for her BUSTC 115 – Fundamentals of Business Communication online course! She joins 9 other SCC Faculty with 16 courses having received Quality Matters certification. Well done Gail!!

You can see the full list of faculty and courses on the Virtual Campus pages of the SCC website and learn about Quality Matters here. For more information about Quality Matters, please contact us at!

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Scheduled Canvas Maintenance Mon., June 1

Canvas will be performing maintenance on Mon., June 1 starting at 1:00 AM PT. Faculty and students will not be able to access Canvas for up to 2 hours (until 3:00 AM PT). We hope that this maintenance will take less time than estimated; a maintenance page will be displayed to users while Canvas is not accessible.

Please contact if you have any questions or concerns.

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